This 8-day tour of Uzbekistan will introduce you to the Sufi holy places of Tashkent, Samarkand, and Bukhara. See a Quran, said to have been owned by the third Caliph, Uthman, and then head to the many mosques and mausoleums of Samarkand and Bukhara.
Review and book Uzbekistan Tour. Visit historical cities of Uzbekistan including Tashkent, Bukhara and Samarkand.
This one-day tour finds room for the Chimgan Mountains and the landscapes of Charvak. The rich sights are complemented by lunch at a mountain restaurant under the immense plane trees.
Uzbekistan is the largest country of Central Asia in terms of population, and it is also the country with the richest Islamic cultural and architectural history and record. Additionally, the beautiful and diverse nature of Uzbekistan and a pleasant climate make this a perfect destinations for tours of Uzbekistan from Dubai.
The world-famous Silk Road cities of Samarkand and Bukhara are home to hundreds of mosques, both ancient and modern. Several UNESCO World Heritage sites are located around these historical madrasahs and minarets. Every year, Muslim pilgrims from all over the world visit holy places where great Sufi scholars of Islam rest. As a refreshing contrast to the warmer cities in the plains, the Tien-Shan and the Fan mountains of Uzbekistan will delight guests with picturesque green landscapes and fresh wind from snowy peaks. For winter tours of Uzbekistan from Dubai, our snowy mountains offer the perfect place to learn downhill winter sports while those with more skill can hit the more challenging slopes. Several mountains and ski-resorts offer a wide range of possibilities.
Yet, what draws visitors to Uzbekistan more than anything else is something that cannot be fully described, let alone quantified: the kind and hospitable people living here, and their food that the country is famous for!
Why visit Uzbekistan from the UAE?
Uzbekistan is relatively close to the UAE and other Persian Gulf countries, and it is well connected. There are nearly daily flights between Dubai and Tashkent. Flights from Sharjah are twice a week. The best of all: average flight time is just over 3 hours.
Thanks to growing cooperation between Uzbekistan and the Persian Gulf countries, not only citizens of the UAE, but also foreigners with UAE resident visas are all eligible for visa-free travel to Uzbekistan.
Arriving in Tashkent, the teeming capital of Uzbekistan, you will see the modern side of the country side by side with the monumental Soviet–era buildings, interspersed with the traditional one-story residential neighborhoods. Tashkent also has the best entertainment options in the country, the largest bazaars, and numerous green parks with canals for walking. We recommend at least one, if not two days, to explore Tashkent. A third day would enable you to visit the nearby mountains for some cooler air as well.
The Chimgan Mountains and Charvak reservoir are located only 70 km from Tashkent. Clean mountain air, swimming in the cool water of the lake, or just sit in the shade of a tree, or contemplating beautiful landscapes is just an hour away. Alternatively, stay in a luxurious mountain cottage, setting aside two or three days for outdoor recreation. In the winter, a lot of snow falls on these mountains and one can admire the even higher mountains in the distance from the comfort of your hotel and or cozy cottage.
Uzbekistan, like all other Central Asian countries has a Muslim-majority population with great respect for minorities, and a history of coexistence of centuries. Samarkand and Bukhara are the most famous and storied cities of Uzbekistan with a rich Islamic heritage. However, our tours of Uzbekistan will also take you to many less well-known sights and experiences. Everywhere Islamic history is palpable, not only in the famous mosques and mausoleums. Starting in the more recent city of Tashkent, you can visit the Hast-Imam religious complex, housing the ancient Quran of Osman, also known as the "Samarkand Codex". In and around Bukhara, you will be able to feel the history, passing through the numerous madrasahs where the great Sufis of the East studied in the past. These sacred places are visited not only by visitors, but they are important to local people as well.
Though pictures of Uzbekistan are dominated by the ancient Islamic monuments of the past, what will undoubtedly leave the strongest impression is the hospitality of the many people groups in Uzbekistan. People are very hospitable people and are always welcoming to visitors. Also, many people continue to make their living from handicrafts which bear the hallmarks of the traditional dynasties and eras. The discerning visitor will be able to identify many common motifs found here and across the Islamic world.
Another highlight of visiting Uzbekistan from Dubai is the diversity of local cuisine! Almost every traveler first of all remembers the classic dishes of Uzbek cuisine. Yet, there is much more in Uzbekistan than only the Uzbek cuisine. Not only does each region have its own ‘osh’ (a.k.a ‘plov’ or ‘palao’), but the variety of ethnic groups also have their own cuisines represented.
Coming on tour of Uzbekistan from the UAE you will learn much and experience a rich and colourful diversity of cultures in the modern day Silk Road. Whatever your needs or preferences, Uzbekistan has much to offer. Most restaurants are by default offering halal food and hotel rooms frequently have a sign for the qibla.
Advantour offers a wide range of tours to Uzbekistan from Dubai or other Persian Gulf countries. There are thematic and geographic tours, and best of all, we have a team of travel consultants ready to cater to your every need.